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Computer Browser service is disabled on Windows Server 2008

Postby guest » Tue Sep 16, 2008 10:14 pm

you'd like to know why Computer Browser
service is disabled on Windows Server 2008.

By default, Computer Browser service is disabled on Windows Server 2008. If
you need the machine to be a domain master browser server (on PDC) or a
master browser server, then please enable it manually.

The PDC of the domain acts as the domain master browser server. Each subnet
in that domain has its own master browser server, which sends master
browser announcement requests to the domain master browser

We only need to start the Computer Browser service on the PDC and domain
master browser servers. It is not necessary to start the service on other
machines. This will not preventing the other machines from browsing the
network correctly. Disable the service only prevents these machines from
participating domain master browser selection.

Because this service is only necessary for the PDC and several master
browser machines, it is set to be Disabled by default. To enable the
service, you will need turn on File and Printer sharing in the Network and
Sharing Center, otherwise the Computer Browser service will fail to start
since the required ports will not be open. In a multiple subnet
environment, make sure WINS is configured properly so that you have the
proper Netbios name resolution.

I have included the following article for your reference:
"How browsing browsing over a multi-subnet TCP/IP network works in a domain
and in a workgroup"
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/117633/
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